Paul Bern was an MGM film producer, married to the actress Jean Harlow. During the 1932 filming of Red Dust, he was found dead at Harlow's house, naked and shot in the head. It is commonly believed to have been a suicide, although it quickly became a media scandal, complete with rumours about possible suspects.
131287Paul Bern suicide noteby Paul Bern (disputed)1932
The note was written on page 13 of a guestbook
Unfortunately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and wipe out my abject humiliation. I love you.
You understand that last night was only a comedy.
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